Jan 24, 2013 5:00am EST
brown, and she looked amazing. >>> good thursday morning. right now on "first look," defense secretary panetta says it's time to lift a ban on women in combat. not everyone is happy about. that hillary clinton saves congressional fire over the benghazi attacks. >>> the frozen tundra outside your door looks like america's credit card won't get rejected afterall. >>> and don't bet against a train. >>> good morning. another military milestone today. the secretary of defense is expected to announce by unanimous recommendation of the joint chiefs of staff that he's lifting the ban that prevents female soldiers and marines from serving on the front lines in combat. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: this is a big deal. it's a ban that's been in place for nearly 20 years. after first rolling back the ban on gays in the military, now coming today this new announcement about new opportunities in the military for women. the formal announcement is expected today outgoing defense secretary leon panetta will end the 19-year-old ban on women serv
Jan 29, 2013 2:00am PST
be kidding me. this isn't good, guys. there are reports chris brown punched frank ocean yesterday. you know what that means? they'll probably be back together in nine months. >> well, "mean girls" fans have reason to celebrate. tina fey is looking for a new project. it may be a "mean girls" musical. she would like to do one. i'm sure lindsay lohan has her fingers crossed, too. >>> the actor arrived home to find an intruder in his garage. he chased the man and held him down. >>> disney put a hold on "star wars" 3-d after the first one was a flop. they said they would rather focus on the new trilogy of films. rick ross crashed his rolls-royce into an apartment building after hearing gunshots ring out. the rapper and female passenger were not injured in the wreck. it called attention to the threats made against his life.
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
the day in a thom browne custom navy coat paired with matching boots from j. crew. as for the ball, she stunned in a ruby red gown by jason wu. a pair of jimmy choo shoes helped her glide across the dance floor with the commander in chief. malia and sasha made sure to turn heads as well in their bright and hopefully warm coats. malia's by j. crew and sasha's by kate spade. and jill biden stepped out in a silky silver coat and later accompanied v.p. biden wearing a blue silk dress by vera wang. unfortunately there was nothing like aretha franklin's now-infamous hat, but katy perry sweeted a photo of a tiny aretha hat. i thought the first lady's outfit was stunning, pitch pitch and her inauguration gown. >> i thought everybody looked great. j. crew has so many colorful jackets which are sometimes hard to find. i think the girls looked so adorable.